- Director:Stéphane Brizé
- Actors:Vincent Lindon, Mélanie Rover, Jacques Borderie
An automotive parts plant in Agen has been ordered closed by its far-off German management, having been deemed non-competitive. The workers, including the passionate and articulate Laurent, are for the time being united in outrage, having agreed two years prior to forego bonuses and work additional unpaid hours, in return for a guarantee of at least five more years of employment. Management, in the person of the director M. Borderie, hides behind boilerplate excuses: it’s not them, it’s “the Germans,”; they’re trying to ensure the best severance packages; it’s the law of the market. With no other job prospects in the area, Laurent and the other employees have no choice but to try, by any means necessary, to prevent their only source of livelihood from going under.
About the director
Stéphane Brizé was born on October 18, 1966 in Rennes. He attended a University Institutes of Technology and moved to Paris, where he started his career in theater and television, before moving on to short films and feature films. His 2015 film The Measure of a Man was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where he also won a prize of Ecumenical Jury. At Venice Film Festival in 2016 with the movie „A Woman's Life“ he won FIPRESCI award and also was selected in official competition for Golden Lion.
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